I really feel bad for the employees, especially the ones I met when I spent the day with USPS postal workers.
By DAVID E. SANGER
The New York Times
WASHINGTON â€” The Postal Service on Monday became the latest government agency to announce a major theft of data from its computer systems, telling its roughly 800,000 employees and retirees that an attack œpotentially compromised databases containing postal employees names, birth dates, addresses and Social Security numbers.
The announcement came just weeks after the White House disclosed an intrusion into its unclassified computer systems, which resulted in a shutdown of some of its communications while the malicious software was being removed.
The working assumption at the White House was that its troubles were caused by Russian hackers; the Postal Service attack, by contrast, seemed to have the signature of Chinese hackers. But attributing attacks is difficult, and first indications are frequently inaccurate… Read More